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- adjective not soluble in water
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I once painted myself blue with non-water-soluble paint and ran around the backyard like an ancient Celt.
I use the side of a large offset metal spatula to scrape this patina off the countertop, which is far quicker and easier than doing it with water and a sponge which will just get gooey with non-water-soluble glutenor you can use any flat-edged metal spatula or, of course, a bench scraper, a tool made expressly for this purpose and used by bakers.
Since for the most part oil is non-water-soluble, scientists reasoned that it must not be that harmful to aquatic life and that whatever harm it does cause happens early on as the oil is shedding its highly volatile compounds.
Ivy's non-water-soluble nanobits also show the potential to avoid easily washing off treated skin, which means they might last longer.
The problem I see with the sunscreen non-water-soluble idea is that if it's not water soluble, they won't taste it and they'll fire on you.
Comparison of the utilization of water-soluble and non-water-soluble nitrogen of grass silage in sheep